State continues progress in reducing coronavirus transmissions

State continues progress in reducing coronavirus transmissions

Alabama reported 516 new coronavirus cases Monday, the lowest number of new daily cases reported in more than a month, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The seven-day average for new cases now stands at 743, which is the lowest that metric has been since June 26, according to BamaTracker, an independent site that analyzes ADPH data.

Bama Tracker New COVID-19 Cases & 7-Day Average

Bama Tracker Confirmed Hospitalizations & 7-Day Average

The state continues to see progress in reducing coronavirus transmissions a little over a month into Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide mask mandate.

Twenty-five new deaths were reported Monday, bringing that total since March to 1,855.

Daily hospitalizations ticked up slightly to 1,301 in 105 reporting hospitals on Monday. That’s still down from a high of more than 1,600 earlier this month. 

The ADPH appears to have further broken down its age demographics on confirmed cases. Instead of a group age 5-24, there is now an 5-17 group and an 17-24 group. 

As of Monday, confirmed cases by age were:

  • 0-4: 2.06%
  • 5-17: 7.02%
  • 18-24: 13.86%
  • 25-49: 40.17%
  • 50-64: 20.27%
  • 65 and over: 16.5%

The ADPH updates its data each day at 10 a.m.